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By smART resources by Leigha Kilmer
This is a one-page PDF that gives a brief overview on value and shading in artwork. It features a completed 5-step gradated value scale, then asks the student to complete a blank value scale to match the tones. I use this as a tool for students to
Subjects:
Arts, Visual Arts, Other (Arts)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$1.00
25 ratings
3.9
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By smART resources by Leigha Kilmer
This is a packet I designed for my third grade art class. We were studying medieval times and this packet gives an overview of what heraldry is, explains its purpose in medieval times, as well as discussed noble classes of the time. There is also
Subjects:
Arts, Art History, Visual Arts
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Workbooks, Projects, Printables
$2.00
28 ratings
4.0
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By smART resources by Leigha Kilmer
This is a two-page handout that provides an overview of the Middle Ages in Europe. It specifically discusses the feudal system and the roles between peasants and the kings. Page two of the handout asks students questions to respond to in order to
Subjects:
Arts, Art History, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$1.25
25 ratings
4.0
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By smART resources by Leigha Kilmer
This is a simple one-sheet of hieroglyphs and Ancient Egypt. It explains how written language came to be, and explains how hieroglyphs work. It also gives information on the Egyptian cartouche, which is a frame for a name in hieroglyphs, and gives
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Arts, Art History
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Handouts, Cultural Activities
$1.00
31 ratings
4.0
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By smART resources by Leigha Kilmer
This is a user-friendly packet for upper elementary and middle school art classes. It shows exactly how to take a square and turn it into a tessellation piece. Tessellations were made famous by artist M.C. Escher. He was a mathematician-artist.
Subjects:
Arts
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Handouts, Internet Activities
$2.00
22 ratings
3.9
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By smART resources by Leigha Kilmer
Big Ideas, Essential Questions, Competencies, Vocabulary, etc... If your head is spinning and you've no clue where to begin, then start right here. This is an original contemporary art curriculum for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, following overall
Subjects:
Arts, Art History, Visual Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Other, Whole Courses, Outlines
$20.00
14 ratings
3.3
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By smART resources by Leigha Kilmer
Big Ideas, Essential Questions, Competencies, Vocabulary, etc... If your head is spinning and you've no clue where to begin, then start right here. This is an original contemporary art curriculum for an art elective in middle or high school levels,
Subjects:
Arts, Art History, Visual Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Whole Courses, Elective Course Proposals
$5.00
18 ratings
3.8
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By smART resources by Leigha Kilmer
This is a worksheet on correct facial proportions. It gives the basics of where features are properly placed on the head, and gives tips on drawing them. I use this with elementary, but it is also appropriate for middle school levels, particularly
Subjects:
Arts, Visual Arts, Other (Arts)
Grades:
3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$1.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By smART resources by Leigha Kilmer
This is a detailed unit outline on Frida Kahlo, symbolism, and self-portraiture. I use it for eighth grade--I would recommend it be used for upper middle school and high school levels. This unit is a Word document, and it includes the unit
Subjects:
Arts, Art History, Visual Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Outlines
$2.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By smART resources by Leigha Kilmer
This is a quick one-sheet overview of the Op Art movement. It gives key information for introducing optical illusion art and provides simple characteristics of Op Art. I use this worksheet as a jumping-off point for Op Art projects. It can be used
Subjects:
Arts, Art History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Outlines, Printables
$1.00
7 ratings
3.9
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By smART resources by Leigha Kilmer
Big Ideas, Essential Questions, Competencies, Vocabulary, etc... If your head is spinning and you've no clue where to begin, then start right here. This is an original contemporary art curriculum for 8th grade, following an overall theme of
Subjects:
Arts, Art History, Visual Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Unit Plans, Whole Courses
$9.00
14 ratings
3.9
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By smART resources by Leigha Kilmer
If the Visual Arts Process Journal or workbook is overwhelming to you or your students, use this handy reference to introduce the concept and expectations to them. This is a two-page Word document that explains the four domains/concepts/objectives
Subjects:
Arts, Critical Thinking, International Baccalaureate
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
$1.00
8 ratings
3.8
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By smART resources by Leigha Kilmer
This is a simplified overview of Pointillism, founded by Georges Seurat. It gives a brief background of how Seurat came to develop the movement after van Gogh and the Impressionists. It features several short fill-in-the-blank statements that I use
Subjects:
Arts, Art History, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Outlines
$1.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By smART resources by Leigha Kilmer
Big Ideas, Essential Questions, Competencies, Vocabulary, etc... If your head is spinning and you've no clue where to begin, then start right here. This is an original contemporary art curriculum for 7th grade, following an overall theme of ancient
Subjects:
Arts, Art History, Visual Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Other, Whole Courses, Professional Documents
$9.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By smART resources by Leigha Kilmer
This is a 10-page PowerPoint on the Lascaux cave paintings in France. It provides images of Lascaux on a map, as well as photographs of the cave paintings. It gives information on the cave paintings, including interactive questions to involve the
Subjects:
Ancient History, Arts, Art History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Outlines, Printables
$3.00
8 ratings
4.0
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Over 75 pages! Big Ideas, Essential Questions, Competencies, Vocabulary, etc... If your head is spinning and you've no clue where to begin, then start right here. This is an original contemporary art curriculum for K-5 grades. This is an
Subjects:
Arts, Art History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Whole Courses, Homeschool Curricula, For Principals & Administrators
$40.00
$35.00
10 ratings
3.9
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By smART resources by Leigha Kilmer
Crash! Boom! Pow! This handout provides an overview of Roy Lichtenstein's famous pop art works of art. Specifically, it discusses features of his works--flat colors and patterns, graphic black outlines, and use of primary colors. It also
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Arts, Art History
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
L.3.5, L.4.5, L.5.5
$1.00
19 ratings
3.9
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By smART resources by Leigha Kilmer
This is a Word document for research assistance in doing a simple annotated bibliography. Included are two separate tables to fill in for either a book source or a website source. I am using this for a 7th grade research assignment. It is helping
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Research, Handouts, Bibliographies
CCSS:
W.7.6
$1.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By smART resources by Leigha Kilmer
Looking for a fun way to teach prehistoric fossils in art? This packet is a cross-curricular project has it all for you and your kiddos! This packet includes six pages of useful teacher tools: 1. A handout on fossils, including some background info
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Arts
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Rubrics
CCSS:
RF.3.3, W.3.2
$4.00
$3.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By smART resources by Leigha Kilmer
OVER 150 pages! Big Ideas, Essential Questions, Competencies, Vocabulary, etc... If your head is spinning and you've no clue where to begin, then start right here. This is an original contemporary art curriculum for K-8 grades. BONUS: Fine Arts
Subjects:
Arts, Art History, Visual Arts
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Unit Plans, Whole Courses
$60.00
$50.00
10 ratings
3.8
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Fifth year K-8 art teacher in charter school setting

MY TEACHING STYLE

FUN -- I like to incorporate art making with art history, encourage critical thinking and discussion with open-ended answers. I cover everything from architecture to prehistoric art to contemporary art -- methods, materials, artists. I cover a bit of everything with teaching kindergarten through eighth grade. :)

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Graduated from Penn State with high distinction (B.S. in Art Education with a minor in Art History)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Attended Pratt MWP Art Institute my freshman year of undergrad, where I completed my foundation art courses. For the rest of my undergrad, I studied at Penn State University, where I graduated with high distinction.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a newlywed, living in central Pennsylvania... addicted to Pinterest and working in a charter school teaching K-8 art. I love designing my own curriculum and making art meaningful to students.

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